Meet Our Team

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Frank and Joy Goepfert

Owners

Frank and Joy met in school and started dating when they shared a locker in high school and have now been married for over 26 years. They founded Midwest Tactical in 2005 after selling a previously owned landscaping business. Since 2005 the Goepferts have grown Midwest Tactical to be the largest volume machine gun dealer in the United States.

 
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Mike Winkle

Office Manager

Before Midwest Tactical Mike spent several years working in full time ministry doing everything from youth ministry to leading worship on stage. When he is not in the office Mike loves to spend his time with his two children. Mike is a big sports fan who loves all sports, but likes watching his favorite team, the Denver Broncos, the most. When asked about what hobbies he enjoyed Mike said “playing guitar and piano, watching movies, hanging out with my amazing friends, long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and... oops, sorry...got this confused with my dating site bio!”


Mike’s Favorite Romance Movie: It's a tie between John Wick 1 and 2

 
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Chris Isbell

Transfer Specialist

Chris has worked at Midwest Tactical for over 5 years. He has always been a firearm enthusiast but over the course of his time at Midwest Tactical he has become very knowledgeable about transferable machine guns. Chris is our resident expert on all the ATF procedures for transferring NFA items. If you buy a gun from us chances are you will talk to Chris at some point!

Chris’ Favorite Team: Oklahoma Sooners

 
 
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Dalton Cox

Gun Technician

Before Midwest Tactical Dalton worked in the construction and carpentry Industry. He has always had been intrigued by firearms and as a result is an avid enthusiast. Dalton also has a collection of firearms himself. Dalton is the guy we call on when we have a mechanical issue with a gun, because of his knowledge of the internal mechanisms.

Dalton’s Favorite Hobby: Drawing and painting (besides shooting of course!)

 
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Samie Casey

Shipping and Receiving

Samie didn’t have much of a background with firearms until she married her husband (Dylan). Since then shooting at the gun range has become something she enjoys. She is most intrigued by the history of the transferable machine guns, she said “It is so fun to be holding one of these guns and wonder what that gun has gone through, where it has been.”

Samie’s Favorite Hobby: Reading books, lots and lots of books!

 
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Dylan Casey

Creative Director

Dylan graduated from Pittsburg State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in graphic communications. Upon graduation he went to work for an advertising agency where he traveled the country directing, shooting and editing videos. Dylan has always been fascinated by photography, video production, graphic design and firearms; so working at Midwest Tactical has been the perfect fit for him!

Dylan’s Favorite Camera: The trusty Canon C100 mark II

 
 
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Apollo

Emotional Support

Apollo is a German Shorthair and the MWT Shop Dog...he loves to sleep, eat, sleep, run around, pick up occasional turtles, sleep, play in the creek, eat, shed everywhere, jump on everybody, eat snacks, sleep right after eating snacks, accost Fed Ex Drivers, wrestle, and eat and sleep.


 
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Bullitt

Apollo’s Emotional Support

Bullitt is a German Shorthair puppy and also the MWT Shop Dog. He has pretty much the same interests as Appollo.